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Rag Radio 2014-02-14 - Pliny Fisk & Gail Vittori on Green and Sustainable Planning and Design

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Rag Radio 2014-02-14 - Pliny Fisk & Gail Vittori on Green and Sustainable Planning and Design


Published February 14, 2014


Pliny Fisk III is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. With a background in architecture, landscape architecture, and the systems sciences, Pliny has made pivotal contributions to the sustainability movement for more than four decades. His prototypes challenge conventional wisdom about building design, engineering, materials, economic development, and landscape and regional planning.

For more than 30 years Gail Vittori, Co-Director of the Center, has been a catalyst for local, state, and national initiatives advancing green building protocols, policies, and prototypes. In 2001, she convened the Green Guide for Health Care, catalyzing a revolution in healthcare design, construction, and operations. She is the 2013 Chair of the Green Building Certification Institute Board of Directors and serves on the Health Production Declaration Collaborative Board.

The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, established in 1975, is a non-profit education, research, and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design. They undertake projects based on their potential contribution to site, regional, and global sustainability, and human health, and actively pursue collaborations with associate organizations, businesses, and professional firms.

Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz; Apprentice: Ioannis Gatsiounis. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (TheRagBlog.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: ragradio@koop.org. Running time: 58:00.


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